Car Stopping Distances

Speed - Thinking + Stopping= Total Distance

  • 20MPH - 6 metres + 6 metres = 12 metres (40 feet) 3 cars

  • 30MPH - 9 metres + 14 metres = 23 metres (75 feet) 6 cars

  • 40MPH - 12 metres + 24 metres = 36 metres (120 feet) 9 cars

  • 50MPH - 15 metres + 38 metres = 53 metres (175 feet) 13 cars

  • 60MPH - 18 metres + 55 metres = 73 metres (240 feet) 18 cars

  • 70MPH - 21 metres + 75 metres = 96 metres (315 feet) 24 cars

(average car length = 4 metres)

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